Category Archives: Business Advice

Choosing the Best Site for Your Still Images

I’ve always been more textual and aural than graphic and visual, but the biggest mistake in marketing is assuming everybody thinks like you. In fact, the wisest marketing strategy, within fiscal constraints, is to “be everywhere.” Continue reading Choosing the Best Site for Your Still Images

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Scheduling Meetings

I’m coordinating a conference call for a small, non-profit advocacy group committee. Exciting stuff, n’est pas? I’m using an online service to reduce the pain somewhat. I’ve used Meeting Wizard in the past with good results, but, based on the article I’ve linked to below, I’m trying something a little simpler. I’ll God willing let you know if I like the service after I’ve tried it a few times. The article is worth reading.

Meetings suck. But if there’s one thing worse than meetings, it’s playing email tag to schedule them. Is your company still sending out mass emails to ask for preferred meeting times?

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Internet Security Tips from First Internet Bank

First Internet Bank sent me an e-mail with some helpful security tips:

  • Always download apps for your Apple or Android device from the Apple store or Google Play. Avoid installing apps from pop-ups or an untrusted third-party source.
  • Pay close attention to the toll-free phone numbers you call. Scammers are obtaining phone numbers that are different from legitimate numbers by one digit, setting up automated answering systems with an institution’s name and offering free gifts, vacations and gift cards when callers provide debit or credit card information.

Read the rest of letter, which has other helpful suggestions.

Repairing Mobile Devices @MyGadgetClinic

Our company helps you use your devices, but we know nothing about fixing them when you drop them in water or the screens crack. An Augusta, GA company, Gadget Clinic, claims to do that. If you have any experiences with that company, please let us know so we can recommend it to our clients.

Updated December 2, 2014:

Apparently, the Facebook Page for businesses by default enables customer reviews. I just noticed that on Help US Get Online‘s Facebook Page. Here’s the link to read reviews of Gadget Clinic.

We Got this Domain & Website Started for $18

Many of our clients are concerned that a web presence is too expensive for them. Our web suites are designed to cost you as little as possible.

This domain and website, helpusgetonline.com, cost us $18 through wordpress.com. If we spent $99, we would avoid advertisements. We used a free theme. Some themes cost between $30 and $150. So each of these enhancements cost some money, and there are certainly situations to use these.

This purchase also enables us to have 5 e-mail addresses associated with the domain helpusgetonline.com which can be forwarded to another e-mail address.

We created a free Google Account for Help Us Get Online, and with that we created a Twitter account and a Google+ Page. Using a personal Facebook account, we created a Facebook Page for Help Us Get Online. We also created a Gmail account with this Google Account to receive e-mail sent to the address we have printed on our promotional materials, info [at] helpusgetonline [dot] com.

So, we’re on our way to your computers and mobile devices for only $18 so far.